PAR Government Systems Corporation’s GV Video Framework (Gv 2F™), was selected by Esri, a world leader in the geographic information system (GIS) software industry, to support the introduction of Full Motion Video (FMV) into their latest product release, ArcGIS 10.1. Gv 2F is a Software Development Kit (SDK) that supports the management and visualization of video streams and is used by application developers to seamlessly integrate video with metadata within their geospatial software products. PAR Government Systems Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PAR).
ArcGIS users will now have the ability to use and explore the application of FMV with GIS. Esri introduced the concept at their 2011 International User Conference and received an overwhelmingly positive response from U.S. federal, state, and county government agencies as well as private industry. Clark Swinehart, Esri Product Manager for Defense Solutions, explained the selection of PAR’s technology solution. “The Gv 2F SDK complements the ArcGIS software suite supporting the requirement to visualize and manage FMV data collected from today’s operational sensors.”
Gv 2F features a robust application interface (API) that allows developers to ingest, process, and visualize MPEG-2 program and transport streams. The software is U.S. Motion Imagery Standards Board (MISB) compliant for metadata parsing and allows isolation of individual video frames for export into standardized formats. Other distinctive attributes include support for Frame Slicing, H.264 compression, HDTV, Unicast and Multicast Streams, and File Reading. PAR is planning an early 2012 release of an FMV solution for mobile platforms running the Android and Apple IOS operating systems.
GIS technology is recognized across many industries as a valuable tool to visualize, analyze, interpret and understand data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports and charts. These multiple uses can come in the form of Planning and Analysis, Asset/Data Management, Operational Awareness and Field Workforce Management.